Beyond GoAnimate: Comparing CrazyTalk Animator 2

Introduction

If you're like me and have been using GoAnimate to create low cost explainer videos or other animated cartoons then you'll certainly have discovered many of GoAnimate's limitations. You may even be looking for an alternative? CrazyTalk Animator 2 by Reallusion is a professional animation studio that, like GoAnimate, requires no drawing skills at all but can give you more flexibility to animate your ideas exactly as you visualise them. It may be the animation solution you've really be looking for.

Help Fund Animation Paper (formerly Plastic Animation Paper - PAP)

Animation Paper.
I've written about Animation Paper previously when I heard the original (and free) Plastic Animation Paper (PAP) was finally going to get a major overhaul with a new modern user interface and more features. Now you can help make that happen by donating to the developers Indiegogo funding campaign.

If you're not familiar with Animation Paper or PAP go read my two previous articles. In a nutshell, despite the terrible User Interface, Plastic Animation Paper is still one of the best tools available for creating hand drawn animation using tablet input such as a WACOM tablet.

Learning Reallusion's iClone 5: Part 4 - Rigid Body Physics

Sorry to my regular readers for not posting for some time. Unfortunately when Animation 4 Business is good I don't get all the time I need to post regularly here. I've also been struggling with the latest iClone 5 Quick Fix Tutorial, Rigid Body Physics, which should have been simple but ended up with me seeking help on  Reallusion's Forums.

If you're interested in iClone and was wondering how hard it is to learn then that's what this series is about, my experience of learning iClone 5 using Reallusion's Quick Fix Video Tutorials. Click the following links for Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. If you're just looking to learn iClone then skip this and try the tutorials for yourself as this series is not a how to guide for iClone 5.

The Rigid Body Physics tutorial demonstrates how to construct a simple car crash into a stack of barrels. Everything is set to the default settings so it's mostly a case of just dragging the relevant barrel props onto the stage and then setting up the jeep iprop to crash through them... except, in my case it wasn't.

This 3 and a half minute tutorial was meant to be simple...what?

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